Genealogy Research

Genealogy Research—Viewing Records

The public is welcome to visit the County Clerk's Office located in Mason to review records to research family histories, or you may submit a request in writing. Please include the parties’ name(s) and approximate date the death or marriage took place.

As a result of high traffic in the office, Genealogy Research is only available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 2:00 PM-5:00 PM.
Genealogy Research—Available Records

The Ingham County Clerk's Office only has death certificates for individuals who died in Ingham County, birth certificates for individuals who were born in Ingham County, and marriage certificates for individuals who applied for marriage in Ingham County.

The County Clerk's Office maintains vital records dating back to 1867 for births or deaths and 1837 for marriage records.

Certified Copies of Records
There is a $30.00 fee for the first certified copy and an $10.00 fee for each additional copy of the same record.

We accept cash, check, money order, or credit/debit card as forms of payment. Please note that a service fee is assessed for credit/debit card transactions.

Click on the link below to order a marriage or death certificate from the Ingham County Clerk's office via fax, mail, or email.

Online Record Search
The only records that are available through our online search service are marriage from 1988 to Present, and death from 1986 to Present. Records prior to this date are not in our computer system at this time.  You may contact the office at (517) 676-7201 to check for records previous to those dates or to order a certified copy of any marriage or death certificate filed in the Ingham County Clerk's Office.